Air Canada to launch Frankfurt London Gatwick flights from YVR next summer

first_imgAir Canada to launch Frankfurt & London Gatwick flights from YVR next summer << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Travelweek Group Sharecenter_img VANCOUVER — Air Canada will be ramping up international flights out of its Vancouver hub next summer with daily seasonal service to Frankfurt and three times weekly seasonal flights to London Gatwick.Flights departing YVR will commence on June 1 and June 8, respectively, and tickets are now available for purchase. Vancouver-Frankfurt flights will be operated with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, while Vancouver-London Gatwick service will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.This means that next summer, Air Canada Rouge will operate to London Gatwick from two points across Canada: Vancouver and Toronto.“We will be the only airline flying non-stop between YVR and the two largest airports in the London metropolitan region during the peak summer travel period with the addition of London Gatwick. By next summer, Air Canada will serve five European destinations non-stop from YVR including two significant hubs, Frankfurt and London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Dublin, and on a code-share basis with joint venture partner Lufthansa Munich, strengthening YVR as an important hub that connects our B.C., Western Canada and U.S. routes to our expanding international network,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterIn 2017, the airline will launch new international services between Vancouver-Taipei, Vancouver-Nagoya, Vancouver-Frankfurt, Vancouver-London Gatwick, Toronto-Mumbai, Toronto-Berlin, Montreal-Shanghai, Montreal-Algiers and Montreal-Marseille. Tags: Air Canada Posted bylast_img read more

Auto Europes Drive Your Rewards Travel Agent program is back

first_img Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Travelweek Group Auto Europe’s ‘Drive Your Rewards Travel Agent’ program is back TORONTO — Following its success in its introductory year, Auto Europe’s ‘Drive Your Rewards Travel Agent’ rewards program has been renewed, offering agents the chance to earn even more valuable rewards.Agents can begin earning after only three completed bookings. Prizes range from gift cards to Maine Lobsters to airfare for two to Europe. New this year is the introduction of travel credits that can be used toward any Auto Europe service including hotel, airfare, chauffeur and airport transfers on any continent, as well as free day car rentals for every booking made.“We are thrilled with how the travel agent community responded to the Drive Your Rewards Program in 2016,” said Robert Ardino, Auto Europe’s Vice President of Sales. “Our goal with designing this program was to show our appreciation to agents that offer us repeat business. This year we will continue with that commitment and are even increasing the value of the rewards earned at each tier. We will also continue to track the qualifying bookings made by each agent, making the redemption process effortless for participants.”Agents can easily enroll in this free program by visiting As with last year, the program is open to Canadian and U.S. agents. Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Auto Europe, Britain & Europelast_img read more

Fleetwide MSC for Me will debut on MSC Meraviglia this June

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: MSC Cruises Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Share BERLIN — MSC says it will roll out its new MSC for Me customer-centric technology on MSC Meraviglia, the cruise line’s first next-generation new mega-ship coming into service this June in the Mediterranean.The company unveiled MSC for Me this week at ITB in Berlin. MSC says it envisions a fleetwide roll-out of the program, to the 11 upcoming next-generation megaships — to be built under MSC Cruises’ industry-unprecedented nearly $10 billion, ten-year investment plan — as well as to its 12 existing cruise ships.The program will next be rolled out on MSC Seaside when the ship launches in November.As part of MSC for Me, MSC Meraviglia will be fitted with thousands of connectivity points, 700 digital access points, 358 interactive screens and 2,244 staterooms with RFID/NFC access technology.Key features available using MSC for Me are: Navigation: Digital way finder that provides guests on board with advice, guidance and information on what’s on. The technology is similar to smart maps and helps them find their way on the 1000+ foot long ships with a 16 foot precision. It also allows guests to locate their children, as needed.Concierge: Allows guests to easily book services, restaurants, excursions and more in real time, 24/7.Capture: Digital immersive discovery through Virtual Reality to preview excursions and a gallery with interactive screens showing the unique story of a guest’s trip, which they can share in real time.Organizer: A planning tool for guests to check in with their mobile device, book trips, seats for shows, or the best dinner table, before embarking or when on board.TailorMade: Digital, personal advisor that will provide tailored recommendations, based on preferences. Intelligent face recognition will help staff take care of guests in a highly personalized way. Interactive bracelets will connect guests to the ship’s services and will activate geo-located suggestions through 3,050 bluetooth beacons.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise Collection“From day one, innovation has been at the very core of what MSC Cruises stands for,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises. “Each time we bring to the market a new class of ship we develop a brand new prototype, so that we can best address the evolving needs of guests. This distinct approach has led to over 800% growth over the first 10 years since we entered the cruising business.”The length and scale of our investment plan is unprecedented in the industry, he adds. “It means that we aren’t just planning ships and experiences relevant to our cruise guests in the next few years, but to those we will welcome on board as far out as 2030 and beyond. Technology at the service of the guest experience is advancing at a rapid pace and that is why we’ve already invested about $21 million in the first two ships alone, to develop technology and infrastructure that is capable of meeting the needs of guests for years to come.”More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemWith 170 different nationalities sailing with MSC Cruises, the challenge for communicating effectively with guests is complex, says the cruise line. “There is a need to provide relevant information based on the guest profile, and the digital channels must facilitate the effective delivery of this information.”Additionally, MSC says its research shows that more than one in two guests are increasingly looking at customizing their vacation experience both before and during their cruise (59%), with one out of six guests (17%) claiming to do so only once they’re on-board. Nearly three quarters (73%) of guests claimed to be interested in a vacation at sea on a more connected cruise ship. MSC’s research also identified that more than two out of three guests (69%) wish to use a smartphone on board, and more than one in three (36%) uses a tablet while at sea.In 2016 MSC Cruises welcomed onboard its ships 1.8 million guests. By 2026 the company expects to welcome over five million guests a year. Fleetwide ‘MSC for Me’ will debut on MSC Meraviglia this Junelast_img read more

Newfoundland town wakes up to find giant iceberg off its shores

first_img Share Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Newfoundland town wakes up to find giant iceberg off its shorescenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Newfoundland FERRYLAND, NL — The sleepy town of Ferryland, Newfoundland, population 465, isn’t accustomed to bumper-to-bumper traffic. But these days, congested roads are a common occurrence, all because of one massive iceberg.Located one hour south of St. John’s, Ferryland became the latest social media sensation over the Easter weekend when a huge iceberg floated towards its shores. Though drifting icebergs are nothing new to residents – the town has a prime view of ‘Iceberg Alley’, where icebergs regularly break off in the Arctic and float past the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador – this giant snow-peaked cap doesn’t appear to be moving along like the 600 bergs that have already happily floated into the North Atlantic this year.Instead, the iceberg, which mayor Adrian Kavanagh says is the biggest one he’s ever seen in the area, appears to be grounded. The result is a striking visual that has caused a frenzy on social media.With news spreading quickly, droves of tourists and curious onlookers have descended upon Ferryland to catch a glimpse of the berg and snap pics. In one Instagram photo, a helicopter appears to be parked on one end of the iceberg, looking tiny in comparison.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamKavanagh expects to see even more icebergs to float past the town, with six “big” ones already visible in the distance.last_img read more

1 of all TravelBrands sales on Wed Aug 16 will benefit SickKids

first_img Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: TravelBrands MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands says it will donate 1% of all Aug. 16 sales to the SickKids Foundation.“Our goal is to bring the travel community together for a great cause,” says Frank DeMarinis, President & CEO, TravelBrands. “Whether you are a client or a supplier, we are encouraging everyone to support the advancement of child healthcare.”This one-day event complements other charitable initiatives TravelBrands participates in to raise money and awareness for SickKids, adds DeMarinis, including an annual 5km employee walk, participation in the MississaugaDragon Boat Race Festival and the annual TravelBrands Charity Golf Classic.To date, TravelBrands has raised approximately $447,000 for the SickKids Foundation.All net proceeds will be contributed to the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre. These funds support its goal of being the leading pediatric and congenital heart disease centre in the world.Clients, suppliers and partners are encouraged to make their bookings through TravelBrands on Aug. 16 to contribute towards a fantastic cause. To plan your booking visit For more information about the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre see << Previous PostNext Post >> 1% of all TravelBrands sales on Wed. Aug. 16 will benefit SickKids Foundationlast_img read more

Via Rail contacting customers over spam emails after security glitch no financial

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Posted by TORONTO — Via Rail is contacting customers who may be getting spam messages linked to the email account they have used when corresponding with the company.Via says it began investigating following a report from a customer on Aug. 11 that he had been receiving spam emails.The railway says its investigation determined that a subcontractor of one of its suppliers, which conducts surveys on Via’s behalf, inadvertently made some customer lists available on the internet while performing a series of tests in July.It says the lists contained general information, such as customers’ names, postal codes, email addresses and travel details for the period of Jan. 2, 2017 to March 19, 2017.Via says it does not keep any financial information in its databases, so no such data was disclosed.These lists have been removed from the server and Via says it has suspended its business relationship with the supplier and has advised the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat of the incident.“We are sending you this letter to apologize for any inconvenience that this incident may have caused you and to reassure you that appropriate corrective action was taken without delay,” Via said Monday in an email to customers.“We would also like to suggest that you remain vigilant and refrain from giving out your personal or financial information when you receive advertisements or unsolicited email that refer to your recent communications with Via Rail or your Via Preference account.”center_img Via Rail contacting customers over spam emails after security glitch; no financial info disclosed The Canadian Press Tags: VIA Raillast_img read more

Save up to 30 with G Adventures Stop Book and Go sale

first_img Friday, November 3, 2017 Posted by Save 20% on select Cuba tours includingCuba Colonial (15 days, Havana to Havana) was $2,629, now $2,103Biking in Cuba (eight days, Havana to Havana) was $1,899, now $1,814More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJFor more information visit TORONTO — With G Adventures’ year-end ‘Stop, Book and Go’ sale, clients looking to travel by Jan. 31, 2018 can save up to 30% on select trips to South America, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Cuba.“It’s not too late to pack your bags and check another destination off your bucket list,” says Aizaz Sheikh, Canadian Marketing Director, G Adventures. “There’s still time for one more adventure and we hope our ‘Stop, Book and Go’ sale will help agents secure additional bookings in the remaining two months of 2017. We’re offering huge savings on some of our most popular destinations and itineraries.”Bookings must be made by Dec. 31, 2017 for trips departing before Jan. 31, 2018. Highlights include:Save 20% on select Peru tours such as:Inca Empire (15 days, La Paz to Lima) was $2,749, now $2,062Amazon Riverboat Adventure in Depth (nine days, Lima to Lima) was $2,799, now $2,239Peru Panorama (15 days, Lima to Lima) was $3,549, now $2,959More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionSave 20% on select Southeast Asia tours including:Thailand & Laos Adventure (14 days, Bangkok to Hanoi) was $1,909, now $1,575Vietnam on a Shoestring (12 days, Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi) was $1,209, now $967Cambodia on a Shoestring (10 days, Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City) was $1,089, now $871Sailing Thailand Phuket to Phuket (seven days, Phuket to Phuket) was $2,199, now $1,759Save 30% on select Mekong River Cruises including:Mekong River Encompassed (eight days, Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City) was $2,879, now $2,015 Tags: G Adventures << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Share Save up to 30% with G Adventures’ ‘Stop, Book and Go’ sale Save 15% on select South America tours including:Highlights of Chile & Argentina (10 days, Santiago to Buenos Aires) was $2,399, now $1,919La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure (15 days, La Paz to Buenos Aires) was $2,099, now $1,980last_img read more

Iberostar gets ready to open 638room Iberostar Holguin

first_imgIberostar gets ready to open 638-room Iberostar Holguin PALMA DE MALLORCA — The opening of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ new Iberostar Holguin, the resort company’s first five-star hotel in the province of Holguin, is set for Nov. 15.The hotel’s launch adds to Iberostar’s portfolio in Cuba while the chain celebrates its 25th anniversary on the island.“The opening of Iberostar Holguín is another step forward in our sustainable development strategy for Cuba, as well as further proof of our commitment to the local community,” says Aurelio Vázquez, Global COO for Iberostar Group.The resort comprises 12 low-rise buildings with 638 rooms, six restaurants and four swimming pools. The new hotel also offers the Star Prestige service, an adults-only area with a wide range of premium amenities, including the best rooms, access to exclusive area, and special services. Guests opting for the Star Prestige experience can also relax on a sun terrace furnished with Bali beds, dine in an exclusive restaurant, and enjoy drinks in the open bar lounge.Iberostar HolguinAn extensive range of daytime and evening leisure activities await all guests, plus dining options featuring international and local dishes with touches of African and Spanish culinary traditions. Asian cuisine is another highlight. Altogether the resort will have six restaurants and nine bars.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe resort sits on Playa Pesquero on the North Coast, with a succession of coves and bays dotted with cliffs covered in lush vegetation and fine white sandy beaches. One of the world’s largest coral reefs is just 15 km from the hotel. For day trips there’s La Mensura Nature Park, Sierra Cristal National Park and Guayabo Waterfall. There’s also the town of Banes, known as Cuba’s ‘capital of archaeology,’ Gibara and the city of Holguin itself. Tags: IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, Openings & Renovations << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharecenter_img Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

Collette launches flash sale on bestselling destinations

first_img MISSISSAUGA — Collette is discounting tours to Spain, Portugal and France during its weeklong flash sale.Running from Feb. 11-19, the sale includes a 12% discount on 17 itineraries and over 100 departure dates.Use offer code FLASH12 to save 12% on the land portion of specified tour departures to the three listed countries. The offer is not valid on group or existing bookings, or combinable with any other offer, excluding member benefits.“Spain, Portugal and France are some of our best-selling destinations each year,” said Jacklyn Leibl-Cote, President of Collette. “Bringing this offer to the market gives more guests an opportunity to set out and see these amazing locations.”For more information on the sale call 1-844-269-4583 or visit << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Share Tags: Collette, Sales, Savingscenter_img Collette launches flash sale on best-selling destinations Travelweek Group Tuesday, February 12, 2019 last_img read more

Honduran court rules against privately run model cities project

first_imgTEGUCIGALPA – The Honduran Supreme Court ruled against a plan to build a series of “model cities,” each with their own independent tax and justice systems, similar to those in Hong Kong.The 15-judge panel voted 13-2 to reject the proposals, claiming that legislation permitting the creation of specialized development zones was outside the jurisdiction of Honduran law, and the project would unconstitutionally involve the creation of a state within the state.Supporters of the project said that the court’s decision was a massive blow to Honduras’ ongoing effort to attract more international investment.Originally, the model cites initiative was authorized by the Honduran Congress in January 2011 during a controversy over control of regional territory. A U.S.-based investment group was expected to put up some $15 million to start the project.The cities were to be located at Puerto Castilla on the Caribbean coast. The idea was that the cities would have their own government, judicial system and police forces. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Fooling with memory

first_imgJack O’Brien It all seems a bit hard to believe, but then with some people you can never be sure whether they’re kidding or not. So let’s see what you think about it.Some while back I was in hospital having a tumor removed from the back of my head. The surgeon, name of Don Jorge, had to saw out a section of skull to get at it, and after removing the Thing, which was about the size of a robin’s egg, he replaced the missing skull section with a plastic plate. I asked why not a metal plate, like my friend Jamie got when he had a similar operation last year, though that was on top of his head, but Don Jorge, a professional to his finger tips, just said he was doing me a favor, because Jamie was going to be held up at every metal detector from now on, while I could sail through. Anyway, the next day Don Jorge told me he had to do some tests, so they wheeled me into a lab and sat me down in front of a large screen showing a picture of a green cat. I asked why a green cat, and Don Jorge said that was the only paint they had at the time, which was typical of the man. Then he unscrewed the plastic plate and pushed what he said was even narrower than a hair-fine electrode into what he said was the visual cortex, and connected the electrode to an oscilloscope, switched on a formidable box of electronic tricks, and asked me what I could see on the oscilloscope screen.Not being able to think of anything smart to say at the time, I said I could see a green cat, though in fact all I could see was a moving bunch of spikes. Nevertheless, Don Jorge seemed satisfied with the answer, and switched off the box of tricks, detached the oscilloscope leaving the electrodes connected, and told me to come back in a couple of hours. I wasn’t all that happy about sitting around with my brain exposed to the elements, but they gave me a kind of hood to wear, so I didn’t complain.When the time was up they wheeled me back into the lab, took off the hood and reconnected the oscilloscope, which was blank as was the big screen, which this time didn’t have a picture of a cat. Don Jorge then switched on the box of tricks, and there on the big screen was the green cat, though a bit fuzzy and a different shade of green from what I remembered. Don Jorge switched it off and asked me what i had seen on the screen. I was horrified; if he could make me see a green cat that wasn’t there, what if he could make me see a written message saying, “go kill your wife right now!”When I calmed down a bit, I told Don Jorge what I’d seen and he was just tickled to death, so much so he was even willing to explain it. “What you have just seen is the first experiment of its kind on a human. We’ve done it before on chimpanzees, but it’s hard to get a straightforward answer out of them, and they need a lot of preliminary training. This is the first time we’ve had a patient with enough access to the visual cortex, and I couldn’t let the opportunity slip away.  I said, “congratulations, but why couldn’t you tell me what it was all about beforehand?” He looked a bit sheepish, but said, “because you might have faked it, and then it wouldn’t have been a scientific experiment.” Well, didn’t I say he was a professional? Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

A passion not a profession new orchestra aims to broaden access to

first_imgToday at the Eugene O’Neill Theater in San Pedro, music will be offered as a luxury not only for listeners, but for the musicians themselves: students from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) who set their instruments aside to focus on non-musical majors and careers, but who have been given a second chance by a new extracurricular orchestra.Pablo Zamora, a UCR student of political science and music with an emphasis on conducting, created the UCR Humanities Orchestra at the end of last year, and will lead the inaugural concert today at 7 p.m.“In Costa Rica we have a very strong musical environment. There are a lot of people who play instruments, [but they] choose majors such as medicine, engineering and administration and leave their instruments aside,” Zamora told The Tico Times. “The Humanities Orchestra focuses on providing these students with the opportunity of playing with an orchestra that has a flexible schedule in terms of time.”Students at the UCR and other universities in Costa Rica general balance strenuous academic demands and part-time or even full-time work; the academic system also requires a focus on specific careers very early on, leaving most students without time for the extracurriculars often associated with the university experience in the United States, for example.Zamora seeks to address this and awaken the humanity within both the performers and the audience.“The secret behind this orchestra and the reason why it is called Humanities Orchestra is because the main objective of the university is not to create ‘button pushers,’” Zamora said. “This is an industrialized society in which we are seen as ‘entities’ that produce to consume more and more; it’s a vicious cycle.”With the help of the university’s School of General Studies, school director Ana Delia and composer and professor Marvin Camacho, Zamora has united 50 musicians from majors such as philosophy and chemical engineering to business administration and agricultural economy. A group of electric engineers has created their own group called ElectrizArte, which will also perform at today’s show using instruments they have built themselves, along with animations and a light show.The concert will also integrate actors: a preschool education student from the university used the main concepts of the concert to create a script for the performance.The orchestra will tackle a wide-ranging repertoire including “La Pavana” by Costa Rican composer Benjamín Gutiérrez, Tchaikovsky’s “Slavonic March,” movements from Stravinsky’s “Firebirds,” and a surprise from Pink Floyd.“When you learn to play an instrument and are used to playing with bands or orchestras for a long time and when you start college, leaving your instrument behind is like giving up a big part of yourself,” Zamora said, reflecting on what he hopes the concert will restore to its participants. “It’s something that you really love.”The Inaugural Concert of the UCR Humanities Orchestra will take place at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center (CCCN), Barrio Dent, San Pedro, Monday June 29, 7 p.m. Free. More information: Event Facebook page. Facebook Comments Related posts:Big Band of Costa Rica to celebrate 25 years Envision kicks off with long lines, high spirits, community service The band plays on: “Summer Series” serenades Plaza de la Democracia U.S. blues phenomenon to play Barrio Amónlast_img read more

United Arab Emirates mission evaluates investment options in Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:In a victory for San Ramón residents, Chinchilla annuls highway contract La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico Officials from various Costa Rican agencies presented a series of investment projects to members of an official mission from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The mission is part of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, according to a news release from the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry.Local officials presented projects that focus primarily on public infrastructure and public services. Among these are the construction of a new highway between San José and the Alajuela canton of San Ramón, a plan to build a new high-speed electric train, and a water supply program for the province of Guanacaste.Foreign Minister Manuel González said that Costa Rica hopes the United Arab Emirates “becomes our main strategic partner in the Middle East.” He also said that he expects the country can become a strategic partner for the UAE in the region.In addition to meetings in San José this week, the UAE mission will travel to Guanacaste along with officials from the Costa Rica Tourism Board to learn about investment options in tourism projects in the northern Pacific province.Mission leader Adel Abdulla Al-Hosani thanked Tico officials for the warm welcome and recalled that the visit comes as a result of the meeting between President Luis Guillermo Solís and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in January.“Certainly, this visit marks the beginning of a new cooperative relationship between the Abu Dhabi Fund and the Government of Costa Rica, which I’m sure will continue to grow in the years to come, and will build a strong bilateral relationship,” he said.The Abu Dhabi Development Fund currently has cooperation agreements with 83 developing countries. Its main goal is to help developing countries achieve sustainable socioeconomic growth through financial assistance from the UAE government. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The Next Bitcoin Run Is Imminent With Nigel Green Of deVere Group

first_imgBitcoin could be on the verge of the next bull run, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.The Bitcoin RunThe prediction from Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, comes as the Bitcoin price on Wednesday broke through the $8,000 barrier against the U.S. Dollar after a period of low volatility.Mr Green observes: “Ditching its trademark volatility, Bitcoin has been stuck in no man’s land for over a week oscillating within a $600 range.“But the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency surged to the upside on Wednesday and cleared the key $8,000 resistance level.”He continues: “This could indicate that Bitcoin is on the verge of the next bull run.“Crypto history teaches us that periods of low volatility come directly before extended crypto bull runs.“For instance, Bitcoin went through a relatively stable period in February this year, then the price ran towards $4,200 in March and to $9,090 before the end of May.The next Bitcoin run is imminent: deVere CEO#PressRelease— deVere Group (@deveregroup) June 13, 2019“Should Bitcoin experience a new run, we can expect it to deliver a boost to the wider crypto market, with other leading cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, XRP and Litecoin, rallying too.”He goes on to say: “Volatility is typically welcomed by traders and investors as it can present important buying opportunities and bring positive rewards.“However, I think moving forward, we are likely to see less extreme volatility. Lower volatility is a sign of the maturation of the cryptocurrency market.“Although volatility will return again, as it does in all financial markets, I think we’re experiencing a fundamental shift and, overall, the crypto market will have less turbulent bouts in the future.  This is essential for the cryptocurrency sector long-term as it will further encourage mass adoption and institutional investment.”The deVere CEO, a high-profile advocate of cryptocurrencies having launched the deVere Crypto app in 2018, concludes: “Of course, no-one knows for sure when the next crypto run will happen, but current relative low volatility suggests it is imminent.“What we do know for sure, however, is that cryptocurrencies are the future of money.”About deVere GroupAs an independent financial consultancy with a truly global presence, deVere Group prides itself in offering clients a world-class and results-driven service.deVere Group was established in 2002 by CEO Nigel Green. As more and more people focused on opportunities abroad, Green saw a niche in the financial services market for them. Today, deVere Group has developed to become one of the world’s leading independent international financial consultancy. With well over 80,000 clients in more than 100 different countries – and in excess of $10 billion under advice and administration – deVere Group aims to maintain its place at the forefront of the industry.deVere Group’s definitive aim is to support our clients in creating, growing and safeguarding their wealth. We want to join you on your journey and make your dreams come true.What distances us from our competitors is our dedication to our team. As a powerful network of seasoned professionals, they are the backbone of deVere Group, allowing us to provide nothing short of the high-quality, and dependable financial advice that we have become renowned for.Irish Tech News now gets over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at or on Twitter: @SimonCockinglast_img read more